Boarding and Attempted Robbery Aboard Tanker Underway in Singapore Straits
December 22, 16:00 UTC: While underway at posn 01:15.26N – 104:05.00E, a tanker was boarded by five unauthorized persons armed with knives. Two duty crew on routine rounds were confronted by the persons, who threatened them and tied them up. The alarm was raised and crew mustered. Hearing the alarm, the assailants escaped without stealing anything. Incident reported to Singapore VTIS.